Parents and Families

Our Time with Your Student

There's so much to hear from your student about the academic year—what they learned, what they loved, what they've become. Right now, students are facing the final stretch and are on the cusp of a transition, filled with expectation and, for some, a heightened sense of stress.

Royster Harper, VP for Student Life

Guide to Commencement 2019

Congratulations if your student is graduating this spring! We hope this guide will help take some of the stress out of the big day (or days) so that you and your student can enjoy this momentous occasion.

A graduation cap decorated with "I love you mom and dad" letters.

Making Ann Arbor Memories

If you plan to visit campus for graduation or to pick up your student, we hope you take time to enjoy some campus features and traditions. 

Graduates walk through the Cooley Fountain

2019 Move Out

If your student lives in University Housing, please remind them of a few steps that need to be completed before they leave campus.

Students near a bus stop

The Finals Stress Dance

Winter semester finals are ahead, and students often feel like they have a foot in two worlds during this term. As a result, students may experience significant pressure and stress.

Princess-Amanda Onwenu and Clarence Womack

Is Your Student Considering Graduate School?

If your student has been thinking about graduate or professional school, they are not alone.  In any given year approximately 1,700 U-M Ann Arbor students and alumni will apply to medical/dental/pharmacy and other health profession schools and another 400 more will apply to law school.

Picture of student at suture clinic event

Food Pantry Finds a New Campus Home

U-M students now have access to a regularly staffed and accessible food pantry on campus, thanks to the initiative of their fellow students.

Fresh vegetables at the Maize and Blue Cupboard

Make it a Productive Summer

Exams are underway, plans are being made for move out, the summer spans before your student with endless possibilities. Here are ideas for keeping minds fresh and moving towards goals this summer.

Students collaborating

Plan Now for Parents & Family Weekend 2019

Parents & Family Weekend is October 4-6, 2019. Join us on campus for a fun and exciting program planned just for you. And now is a great time to start planning for your visit this fall.

A family at the Parent's and Family Weekend

Dates to Remember - April 2019

Final exams and the end of the school year are nearly here. These dates will help you plan for the end of the school year.

April 2019